Vision: A Resource for Writers
Lazette Gifford, Editor
Vision@sff.net

Market Listing
Mar's Market Report # 4

By Margaret McGaffey Fisk
2004, Margaret McGaffey Fisk


Publication announcements from members of online writing communities are valuable resources for writers at the beginning of their careers. Though the communities may contain members at many levels of publication, overall, markets listed in these announcements tend to be open to new writers.

All the markets presented in this column came from a publication announcement. I receive announcements from various sources including Vision; The Critter's Workshop; Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror; and the SF and Fantasy Workshop. These announcements are all available online. They list markets at varying levels of payment so if you use these resources, be careful to research the market yourself before submitting. Even the list below should be used as a signpost, rather than a definitive answer about any market as situations do change. Reputable sites such as www.ralan.com are good places to get the latest news. Ralan's and Quintamid Market Database have been known to have information not yet listed on the publisher website.

While many of the markets below don't offer "pro" rates, they all provide some compensation.  In my opinion, offering payment is an indication of the editor/publisher's commitment and so in many cases, markets with some compensation are more likely to stay around. 

 

Genre

 Fantasy

Title

 Alchemy

Editor

 Steve Pasechnick, Editor

Address

 P. O. Box 380264
 Cambridge, MA 02238
 U.S.A.

Sub Email

 None

Specifics

     Looking for well-written fantasy of any sub genre including urban, fairy tale, dark and heroic.

Requirement

     Up to 15,000

Payment

     $0.05 per word up to 15k

URL for site

 None

URL for guidelines

 www.ralan.com/sfpro/listings/alchemy.htm

 

Genre

 Speculative Fiction

Title

 Brutarian

Editor

 Gene Stewart, Associate Editor

Address

 9405 Ulysses Court
 Burke, VA 22015
 U.S.A.

Sub Email

 fiction@brutarian.com

Specifics

     Prefers dark fantasy and horror but open to anything well written. Electronic submissions preferred but can query about postal submits

Requirement

     No length limits

Payment

     $0.05 to $0.10 per word for stories, $0.50 per line for poetry

URL for site

 www.brutarian.com

URL for guidelines

 www.brutarian.com/guidelines.html

 

Genre

 Horror and Dark Fiction

Title

 Gothic.Net

Editor

 Darren Mckeeman, Publisher
 ("Dear Editor" fine for submits)

Address

 None

Sub Email

 submit@gothic.net

Specifics

     Looking for dark, smart, weird, creepy fiction. Dark urban fantasy is good while dark literary and darkly philosophical are appreciated but rare. NOTE: Gothic.Net is currently on HIATUS until October 1st.

Requirement

     1000-5000 words

Payment

     $0.03 per word

URL for site

 www.gothic.net/index.php

URL for guidelines

 www.gothic.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=FAQ&file=index&myfaq=yes&id_cat=4

 

Genre

 Children's Fiction and Poetry

Title

 Ladybug

Editor

 Editor-in-Chief: Marianne Carus
 Editorial Director: Alice Letvin
 Executive Editor: Paula Morrow

Address

 Submissions Editor
 LADYBUG Magazine
 P.O. Box 300
 Peru, IL 61354

Sub Email

 None

Specifics

     Publishes original stories and poems with illustrations for children between 2 and 6. Looking for picture stories, read-aloud stories, multicultural stories, and folk and fairy tale retellings. Also wants rebuses, simple concept non-fiction and poetry.

Requirement

     Up to 400 words for stories and non-fiction. Poetry up to 20 lines. Exact word count is required, no rounding.

Payment

     $0.25 per word, $25 minimum for stories and articles. $3 per line for poetry, $25 minimum.

URL for site

 www.cricketmag.com/ProductDetail.asp?pid=5

URL for guidelines

 www.cricketmag.com/pages_content.asp?page_id=29

 

Genre

 Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Title

 MarsDust

Editor

 Steve Nagy

Address

 Steve Nagy
 C/O MarsDust Online
 1661 Scio Ridge Rd.
 Ann Arbor, MI 48103
 U.S.A.

Sub Email

 submissions@marsdust.com [articles only]

Specifics

     Looking for good science fiction, fantasy or horror stories. Violence and erotic themes are okay but along with hateful messages are not. Also looking for articles about science fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment. All fiction must be sent by postal mail.

Requirement

     Pays up to 5000 words for stories but they can be longer.

Payment

     $0.03 per word up to 5000 words. No payment for non-fiction.

URL for site

 www.marsdust.com/home.htm

URL for guidelines

 www.marsdust.com/submissions.htm